Pontiac GTO alternatives
Latest model: Pontiac GTO 2006
The Pontiac GTO nameplate was released for the 2004 model year, now as an American-market version of the Australian-built Holden Monaro. This version sold poorly thanks to bland look-and-feel and was cancelled after 2006.
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The Pontiac GTO was relaunched in the US in late 2003, based on the Holden Monaro's V platform. The fact that the new Pontiac GTO is based on an completely various car (the "old Goat" being a muscle vehicle and the Holden Monaro being an Australian sports car) has provoked much criticism from muscle vehicle enthusiasts, stating that redesigning the Pontiac GTO from the ground up would be more nostalgic and would possibly bring better sales for the vehicle. The revival was prompted by former GM chairman Bob Lutz, who drove a Holden Monaro while on a enterprise trip in Australia. The Pontiac GTO is manufactured in Australia, and is equipped with the Chevrolet Corvette's LS1 V8 motor with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The same model is sold in the United Kingdom as a Vauxhall and as a Chevrolet in the Middle East.
Sales of the 2004 Pontiac GTO were below expectations, forcing the make to cut production to just 12000, per year. The auxillary hood scoops slated for the 2005 model year were rushed into production in an effort to increase the sportiness of the car's picture. There was a Pulse Red suite, available only in 2004. It gave the shopper Pulse Red paint and exclusive red embroidery on the seatings. Only 800 of these were made.
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